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How the Ireland players rated during Six Nations win over France

Jonathan Sexton (right) celebrates his try.
Jonathan Sexton (right) celebrates his try.

Ireland saw off France with a bonus point win on Sunday to keep their hopes of landing the Six Nations title alive.

But how did the individual players perform at Aviva Stadium?

Here are our player ratings from the 26-14 success:

Starting XV

Jordan Larmour 7: A late call-up for Kearney, he grew into the game and caused France issues with his stepping. Came close to a score near the end.

Keith Earls 8: He was put through by Stander for the bonus point try where his pace burned France and the Munster man looked pretty sharp throughout.

Garry Ringrose 9: Really unlucky not to score a try in the first half, he had a great game with his attacking angles and tackles really causing France problems.

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Ireland's Garry Ringrose and France's Antoine Dupont.

Bundee Aki 7: Trucked it up when necessary with a much more direct game than his backline colleagues. As ever, he was willing to work without huge reward.

Jacob Stockdale 6: Had a quieter game than he would have liked with some kicks running a bit further than we would have hoped and will be frustrated at not scoring.

Johnny Sexton 8: It didn’t always go according to plan but he delivered a marvellous wrap-around for his own try and put in some big tackles as well.

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Ireland's Jonny Sexton (right) and France's Mathieu Bastareaud.

Conor Murray 7: Much better this time with quick ball delivered to him by the hard-working forwards and his passing was crisp in addition to some good work in defence.

Cian Healy 8: Did what he always does by emptying the tank out on the park. Thought he might have scored off some quick-thinking. Scrummaged really well too.

Rory Best 8: His last Six Nations home game and he opened the scoring too. His work-rate was good as was the scrummaging and the lineouts mostly clicked too.

Tadhg Furlong 8: Put in some huge hits and carries with his support play for runners notable too. The French pack were dominated and this was a sound outing.

Iain Henderson 8: An immense effort with a collection of crunching tackles and dominating carries. Was also a sound target at the lineout and played with authority throughout.

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Ireland's Iain Henderson with his daughter Lana after the match.

James Ryan 9: He and Henderson set the tone with their ultra-physicality and presence eclipsing all those in blue. Seventeen carries and 13 tackles tells it tale.

Peter O'Mahony 8: The Munsterman is just so consistent and seems to always be in the right place to win turnovers with two important ones going his way.

Josh van der Flier 5: Didn’t quite make half an hour after shipping a painful looking knock. Was there to help Best over the line for Ireland’s first.

CJ Stander 8: Ireland’s top carrier with 18 and tackler as he ended on 15. Switched to flanker after Conan came on and was a huge ball of energy on his return.

Replacements

Jack Conan (Van der Flier 24) 7: Strong and a good try too.

Dave Kilcoyne (Healy 50) 7: Really strong scrummaging.

Ultan Dillane (Henderson 57) 7: One excellent lineout steal

John Ryan (Furlong 57) 7: Also a decent impact.

John Cooney (Murray 57) 7: Looked comfortable.

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Ireland's John Cooney came on as a second half substitute.

Niall Scannell (Best 57) 6: Reasonable enough outing

Jack Carty (Sexton 57) 7: He too looked sharp.

Andrew Conway (Earls 75) 5: Not on too long.

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